COWHELL DELUXE XL: THE BULL
I have recently gotten into making experiential instruments for harsh noise / industrial / ambient / etc. music. Behold the “COWHELL DELUXE” electric cowbell.
The “COWHELL DELUXE” has all of the great tone and functionality of the “COWHELL” original, but now with a COMFORT GRIP HANDLE! Handles additionally have a key ring on top for easy clipping, carrying or hanging.
This one is the BIGGEST COWHELL YET! Measuring a full 11″ tall, this thing is LARGER and LOUDER than any COWHELL so far. (Okay, I am done yelling. I think making electric cowbells is hurting my hearing.) I included a picture of this one next to a standard Cowhell Deluxe for size reference.
It has a 1/4″ input and a simple volume control. It works great as a clean amplified cowbell tone, but can get very interesting very fast when run through a pedal chain. Sounds great with distortion, delay, reverb, etc. The volume allows you to control the feedback.
Another use I have found for it is it works as a lo-fi microphone, you can sing of scream into the bottom of it and it gives your vocals an old school “megaphone / AM radio” tone to it.
Outside of that, the possibilities are up to your imagination. I am sure someone will find a use for it that I have not thought of, and I look forward to it. See the video for a short demo.
Hammered brass “cowbell” finish. These are made from the upgraded Eastar brand cowbells.
Got questions? Shoot me a message, I love nerding out with other gearheads!